This is the fourth year a Secondhand charity booksale by ExLibris (The Masked Booksellers) taking place in Carlton, Nottingham on Saturday September 4th 12-7pm & Sunday September 5th 12-6pm.
ExLibris run charity fundraising events several times a year. You may have seen them at the Green Festival. This time it’s in aid of Nottingham charities:Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum Destitution Fund (supporting destitute asylum seekers)& Hayward House Cancer Care.
Details and a flyer can be found on the Sparrows’ Nest site.
The National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns 2010 conference taking place in London on Saturday 4th September is an opportunity for individuals and organisations campaigning against deportations and for migrant rights to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The NCADC conference will take place from 10:30am to 3:30pm, with the Annual General Meeting following from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Details for both conference and AGM can be found at:
The P r e s s A c t i o n – U K blog was set up in preparation for the No Borders “Two Days of Action Against Racist Press” (2-3 July 2010). It aims to expose racist and anti-migrant bias in mainstream media. http://pressaction.wordpress.com/
To contact the blog administrators, please email pressaction(at-)riseup.net.
Recent blogs expose articles in the Daily Mail and the Daily Express.
Come to BREAKING BORDERS #2 at The Maze, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, on Saturday 21st August 8pm – 3am. A night of eclectic music and poetry from different parts of the world! All live. Bar open till late. Money raised for Nottingham Refugee Forum Anti-Destitution Group and similar campaigns. View event poster.
FEATURING (click on Read More for details):
Osman Rasul Mohammed
The death of Osman Mohammed has come as a shock to many of the people who knew him. It is imperative that, through all of the political attention that will come from his story, we remember the human side – the wonderful person that Osman was. (please click on Read More or here for background and links to press). Continue reading
Living with Illegals (50mins, Director: Sorious Samura)
Film screening & Discussion at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham in collaboration with Long Journey Home. Thursday 5th August, 7pm.
Venue: New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Tickets: £3/2 (concessions) – available at the Box Office on 0115 924 8630.
A Solidarity Demonstration will be taking place tonight, 3rd August, 6pm at Campsfield House, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1RE.
Statement from detainees in Campsfield released yesterday afternoon by email:
“Unlawful Detention of Detainees
147 detainees are staging a protest by refusing meals at Campsfield
immigration removal centre. The protest erupted as a result of the
treatment of detainees in detention centres especially for people who
have been detained for a long period of time. We continue to refuse
meals indefinitely for our voices to be heard.
What is the no border camp?
From September 27th until October 3rd 2010 a No Border camp will take place in Brussels.
The set-up of the camp will start on Sept 25th. There will be a lot of activities organised during the week and a big demonstration on October 2nd. The idea of the camp is to bring people together who support the demands of No Borders and who want to gather to debate, get informed, protest, view documentaries and party. The No Border movement struggles against the European and Belgian migrant policy, for freedom of movement and settlement and for the abolition of borders.
A multi-lingual website has been set up. This is the English language home page:
This morning, three banners were dropped in various locations across Nottingham city centre as part of two days of action against racist press, organised by the UK No Borders network ( http://noborders.org.uk/node/1 )
The banners stayed up for varying lengths of time, with one still being there late into the afternoon. One of the banners was directly facing the offices of the Nottingham Evening Post in order to highlight their practise of distributing prejudice around Nottingham on a daily basis (see article here: http://nottingham.indymedia.org.uk/articles/125 )
Elsewhere, London No Borders produced a spoof Metro newspaper: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/07/454790.html
BREAKING BORDERS – Live Music and Arts Performance Night FRIDAY JULY 9TH, 8pm till 12am at The Polish Centre, 2 Sherwood Rise, Nottingham with bar open late, food available.
Includes eclectic music and poetry from many parts of the world. Visual artists will have works on display and some live demonstrations! Stalls about different issues.
- Aistaguca – Balkan Band
- NOLKLON, a Romanian Rock band
- The Gentlemen, lively music from different parts of Africa
- Nyam, playing Traditional Mongolian music
- Black Feather – music and poetry
- Nottingham Tribal Drumming Group (tbc)
- Unique World, performing a varied range of music from different countries
- Lance Hulme, on sitar, and Beance on Tabla
DJ EARTHPIPE (Sweetpotato Soundsystem / Subdub / Exodus)
- Frank McMahon (plus other DIY poets tbc)
- Geoff Curl
- Sharon Walia from Prose of the Occupation (tbc)
- Ben of the Green, humorous wordsmith. (tbc)
- Ahinee Mensa, Jeffer M-Garib, Jasim Ghafur, Mirela Bistran and Obediar Madziva
Other acts to be confirmed, listen out for updates!
Door £2/£3/£5 ( unwaged / low-waged / waged )
Money raised after expenses will go to Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum Destitution Group